Amgen

Associate Automation Engineer

Employer
Amgen
Location
West Greenwich, RI, US
Posted
Oct 25, 2020
Ref
R-104830
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
The Associate Automation Engineer works with the Manager of the Automation group. The position is responsible for providing Automation Engineering support at the Amgen Rhode Island site.

Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with multiple functions, including manufacturing, process engineering, process development, utility operations, maintenance, quality assurance, and validation to implement operational improvements.
  • Provide technical support to commercial and clinical manufacturing as needed, specific to process control, automation infrastructure and utility systems.
  • Fix and resolve equipment, automation or process issues in the field.
  • Develop, organize, analyze, and present results for operational issues and engineering projects of small scope and complexity.
  • Ability to highlight issues and proposing solutions.
  • Work in a small group of engineers and/or technicians on an ongoing or project basis.
  • Execute tasks under the general direction of lead engineers to complete design and engineering within schedule and budget constraints.
  • System owner responsibilities such as change control, maintenance, backup/restore and disaster recovery
  • Provide on-call technical support and issue resolution 24x7 on-call support of Automation systems, on a rotational basis.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • OR
  • Associate's degree and 4 years of Engineering experience
  • Or
  • High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Direct experience with regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, OSHA, EPA) including detailed understanding of cGMPs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to function within multi-functional teams and embrace a team-based culture.
  • Experience with Mammalian Cell Culture, Protein Purification, Clean Utilities, CIP, SIP, Production Services and GMP Utilities
  • Familiarity with automation systems preferably DeltaV, Rockwell PLCs and HMIs, Rockwell FactoryTalk HMI, Building Management System, IFIX SCADA, and OSI PI historian.
  • Familiarity with programming languages: Ladder Logic, Visual Basic, SQL, etc.


Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.